The BU LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff Community Network

Founded in January 2020 through BU Diversity & Inclusion, we seek to promote a deeper sense of community and celebrate identity among LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff across Boston University.

We consider ourselves an affinity network for LGBTQIA+ identified faculty and staff across the university, although we do not require anyone to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity to join or participate. 

Our membership is over 200 faculty and staff members strong. We also pride ourselves on our strong collaboration with the Queer Activist Collective, an undergraduate student organization.

For questions about events and opportunities for engagement contact us at or sign up for our mailing list.



Chair:  Celia Connolly (They/Them/Theirs or She/Her/Hers), Financial Coordinator, School of Social Work
Vice Chair: Stef Salguero (They/Them/Theirs or She/Her/Hers), Assistant to the Chair, College of Engineering
Secretary: Open Position
Treasurer: Alexis Doria, MPH (She/Her/Hers or They/Them Theirs), Administrative Program Manager, School of Medicine



  • BU Pride – focused on advocacy, education, and community within BU as we plan a cohesive series of programs celebrating Pride Month in June.
  • Visibility – focused on maintaining and growing the BU Out List, planning BU’s annual Lavender Ceremony honoring graduating LGBTQIA+ students, and other initiatives to create visibility, connectedness, and sharing of resources among LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and students.